For business owners and facilities managers, worries about compliance and safety will often be part and parcel of your job, and the ultimate nightmare could well be if something goes wrong. For the claustrophobic among us however, the idea of being trapped in a lift is about as nightmarish as it gets. There’s something about the idea of being suspended hundreds of feet above the ground in a sealed metal box that sends shivers up some peoples’ spines!
The fact of the matter is, the chances of being injured (or worse!) by a falling lift are very slim indeed – today’s modern lifts and elevators have to prescribe to a stringent set of safety regulations laid out by the Lift and Escalator Industry Association. The chances of being trapped in a lift on the other hand are far higher…
Just like any other mechanical object, a lift is comprised of several moving parts that need to be carefully maintained and repaired when necessary. Over time, these parts can become worn or damaged, causing the lift to malfunction. As we’ve mentioned, there are safety fail-safes in effect to prevent a lift from falling in the event of a malfunction, but they can’t always prevent it from getting stuck between floors.
Of course when you really stop to think about it, incidents like these should never really happen in the first place. Of course accidents will happen, but there are steps you can take to ensure that they happen less frequently – where lifts are concerned, you really do make your own luck. By maintaining and servicing your building’s lifts regularly and professionally, you can minimise the chance of a malfunction or breakdown ever taking place. That way, you’ll be able to maintain your peace of mind whilst protecting your staff and clients from having a potentially unpleasant experience!
Our highly qualified and time served lift maintenance engineers will visit according to your schedule, ensuring that your equipment remains compliant, your insurance remains valid and your staff members remain safe (and panic-free!). We even offer a 24 hour emergency response service, so if you suffer a breakdown out of hours, the problem can be solved as quickly as you need. Why not give us a call to discuss your lift maintenance options?